1st March, 2014 – First Mass (St. David’s Day) Eighth Sunday in Ordinary Time


Times of Mass and Devotions

Sat   1 Mar 5.30pm HA First Mass (St. David) Josephine Dina (RIP)
Sun  2 Mar 9.15am HF Eighth Sunday in Ordinary Time Special Intentions of our Welsh Parishioners
  11.00am HA   Special Intentions of the people of the Parish
   2.00pm HF  Baptism of Madeline Eve Bashiruddin  
Mon  3 Mar     NO MASS NO MASS
Tue  4 Mar 10.00am HF St. Casimir John Reck, William Armsworth (RIP) Nov. Book
Wed 5 Mar   9.30am HA Ash Wednesday (Fasting & Abstinence) Parish Holy Souls (RIP)
  12.00pm HF   Parish Holy Souls (RIP)
    7.30pm HA   Parish Holy Souls (RIP)
Thur 6 Mar  7.30pm HF Mass followed by Confessions Michael Young and George Slingo (RIP) Holy Souls
 Fri   7 Mar 12.00pm HA Sts. Perpetua & Felicity (Confessions following Mass) Bridie & Jack Grannell (RIP) Holy Souls
Sat   8 Mar  5.30pm HA First Mass Peggy McMullan (RIP)
Sun  9 Mar  9.15am HF First Sunday of Lent Special Intentions of the people of the Parish
  11.00am HA   Margaret Robinson (RIP)

Sacrament of Reconciliation:-

Holy Angels: 1st Friday in the Month following 12.00pm Mass and at Holy Family: 1st Thursday in the month following the 7.30pm Mass.

Exposition of the Blessed Sacrament every Wednesday at Holy Family @ 7.00pm (in Church Hall)

 (Parish Office Hours: 9.30am – 1.30pm)

                        Please note:  HF = Holy Family, Heath End, Farnham and HA = Holy Angels, Ash


Responsorial Psalm – 8th Sunday Year A



1st March – 8th Sunday of Year A
Theme: God’s love overshadows us all

Entrance:  HA: 801  HF: 398 Love Divine (2nd Tune called Blenwern)
Offertory:  HA: 967 HF:  570 O the Love of my Lord
Final Hymn:  HA: 807 HF:  602 Praise my soul



Collections for 23/2/2014

Holy Angels: £302.80+ Standing Orders
Holy Family: £195.00 + Standing Orders


First Holy Communion Programme

Saturday 8th March – Class at Holy Angels (9am).

Saturday 15th March – Class at Holy Angels (9am) – Followed by First Reconciliation service.


Youth’s French Ploughman’s:
Saturday 15th March 7pm – 10pm at Holy Family. Our Youth are hoping to raise funds for the Youth Retreat and chosen charities. Adult tickets £8 under 16s £4 – tickets available from Gloria Benson or Hilary Gray


Confessions: on Sat.15th March from 10.30am following the First Holy Communion children’s first confessions there is an opportunity during Lent to make your Easter Confessions when we have three visiting Priests,  Fr. Chris Whelan, Fr. Tony Sultana  and Fr. John O’Sullivan who will be hearing Confessions.
Adult ConfirmationIf you are over 18 and have missed out on Confirmation for any reason and would like to receive the Sacrament please speak to Father David or Deacon John. (Please see letter from Deacon John on our Church Notice Boards. Also Leaflets available at back of Church.

Prayer Group
for Holy Angels and Holy Family Churches takes place once a month on a Tuesday.  The next date is Tuesday, 11th March, 8th April and 6th MayCoffee at 7.30pm for 7.45pm start. To be held in the Parish Office.

Help for Flood Victims.
St Vincent De Paul (S.V.P) food collections for Flood Victims:  A Box will be available at the back of both Holy Angels and Holy Family Churches  for any (see items for donation on Church Notice Boards)



Please see the Priest or the Deacon after Mass.


Prayer Requests

For the sick:  Deacon David Morgan, Newton Abrew, Paul Gibson’s Mother, Judy. Dan Connors and Michael Ward both who are seriously ill at this time.

Please pray for: Mrs. Madeleine Patricia McAllister from Normandy  who died on Friday 7th Feb.. Funeral at Holy Angels Church on Wed.12th March at 1pm with committal at Ash Cemetery at 2pm.


Holy Angels

Women’s World Day of PrayerFriday, 7th March at  7.30pm at St. Paul’s Church,Tongham. (Refreshments will be served after the service).


Holy Family

WOMEN’S WORLD DAY OF PRAYER: Holy Family will be hosting this interdenominational service on  Friday, 7 March at 2.00 p.m (Refreshments will be served after the service).

I would like to thank the ladies who clean Holy Family church (you are in a real sense God’s Housekeepers and do a great job)  No matter how good you are I accept the point that some of you have made, that there are parts of the Church that are even too high for you to reach.  The dust from recent building work and the spiders who have enjoyed complete freedom at great heights in the roof for at least the last 30 years are far beyond the reach of your dusters and brooms!

We have asked a maintenance contractor to spring clean the roof and high ledges and to repaint three of the walls (the back and side walls).


Father David’s Message

This weekend we celebrate the Feast of St. David, Patron of Wales. St. David was born about 500 and was Bishop of Menevia (which is part of Wales) during the 6th Century.  St. David was renowned as a teacher and preacher.  He encouraged his priests to drink only water and eat only bread flavoured with salt and herbs.  Although St. David’s holiness and spirituality are admired by many today – especially in Wales – his dietary recommendations for Priests seem to have found few if any followers even in Wales!
In his last Sermon before he died, he asked the people to “Gwnewch y pethau bychain mewn bywyd” which for the few who will not be Welsh speakers in the Church means:  “Do the little things in life well.”  St. David was recognised as a Saint not just in Wales but in the UniversalChurch by Pope Callixtus in 1120.

Lent begins this week on Wednesday.  Ashes will be Blessed and given at all Masses on Ash Wednesday.

Devotions during Lent:
Wednesdays:  Holy Family:
Stations of the Cross  7pm
Adoration of the Holy Eucharist at 7.30pm
Fridays: Holy Angels:
Stations of the Cross at 11.30am
Lenten Mass: 12 noon
Stations of the Cross at 7.30pm

Ash Wednesday is a Day of Fasting and Abstinence from meat for all who are able as a mark of respect for the Passion of Christ.
A set of Stations of the Cross for personal use will be handed out with the Newsletter today.

During Lent HA’s Church will be open every weekday from 9.30am to 1pm and on Saturdays from 9.30am to 5pm for those who wish to make the Stations of the Cross personally or come in for private prayer during Lent.  If you prefer to pray “out of doors” please feel free when the Church is open to make use of the Priest’s House Garden at Holy Angels which has an outdoor Cross and a Statue of the Good Shepherd 1975 by Mora Rendell (use either the white car park gate or the green courtyard gate for access)

This year our Ecumenical Lenten activity with St. Mary’s Ash Vale and other Churches will be on Friday 4th April at 7.30pm and may take the form of a mimed Passion Play with commentary and Music.  Weather permitting (this is England not the Holy Land!) in the Priest’s Garden at Holy Angels by members of the Youth Group at local Churches.  Refreshments will be available after the event. Please put this date in your diary.
Reading for Lent: A selection of books is available on the window ledge in the porch at Holy Angels. Please write your name, Tel. No and the Title of the book on the slip board if you borrow a book for Lent.
Altar Stone & Relics from St. Mary’s, Normandy

In 2013 the old Altar Stone and Relics of the Saints from the Altar at St. Mary’s Church, Normandy were incorporated into the new Weekday Altar at St. Mary’s Hall at Holy Angels, Ash.

God Bless you all,         

Father David